A few replies:
Ally-"if" is the longest two-letter word in the dictionary. You may be right that I would feel differently if I hadn't grown up as a golfer using those resources, but I did, to the point that at the one course that doesn't have them (Sharp Park), I actually made my own yardage book, so I would have something to refer to. This also reflects the fact that, as an American golfer, I want to try to shoot my best score every time, and knowing my distance helps that, so getting a device once they became available was a no brainer, especially since it's faster than walking off a yardage from a sprinkler head. I get that golfers across the pond may not/do not approach the game that way. More power to you.
Regarding the attempted parallel between me and Steph Curry, it doesn't hold water. As many golf instructors have pointed out, target-focused games where you have to stand to the side of the ball, like golf, are much more difficult than games where you sight the target from behind the ball, as in basketball. To carry the analogy forward, if basketball rules were changed so that only hook shots were permitted, the leading scorer would probably average about 12 ppg.
I also want to note generally that much of the instruction I've read about course management says that it's important to know how far you hit your clubs. If that's the case, isn't logical to also know how far you have to the target? Obviously, one makes adjustments for weather conditions, etc., but denying people the information seems petty. Also, if the GOAT (Jack Nicklaus) thought having yardages helped him, should the rest of us be denied that.
This is all a separate issue from pace-of-play. If I'm slow, penalize me or kick me off the course, and I'll have to figure what things I want to do differently to play faster. Don't dictate to me what those things should be. That's Putin/Trump golf.